Sort and Rank in Pandas

In this lesson, the rank and sort functions of pandas objects are explained.

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Sort, as the name suggests, simply sorts a Series object in ascending order. The pandas package provides functions to sort both the indexes and their values. The following functions are used for this:

  • sort_index(): This function sorts the indexes in ascending order. It works on the alphabetic, numeric, and alphanumeric indexes. The non-numeric index values are treated as corresponding ASCII codes and sorted accordingly.

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